Bridging the Accessibility Gaps from MS Word to PDF

Session
Understanding Document Tag Structure
Presented by
Dax Castro, Vice President, ADAcademy, and Chad Chelius, Vice President, ADTraining
Date
Location
Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, California
Price
$225 to $580

37th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

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Session Description: 

Most people expect that you can export an accessible document from MS Word without any issue. While this may be true for very simple documents, the reality is for most documents exporting a compliant PDF from MS Word requires extra work or "dumbing down" the content to pass accessibility compliance rules.

 This session reviews common limitations and shortcomings to exporting accessible documents from Microsoft Word. Then we will demonstrate the effect these issues have on people using assistive technology. We will review several solutions to fixing these issues inside Adobe Acrobat.